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Slabon, Damian (1979- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Poland in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Slaney, John (1972- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1990-92.
Slanina, Peter (1959- )
Born in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. A big but mobile defenceman who had a rocket shot. Played 14 seasons in the Czechoslovakian league, over 400 games and 100 goals.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 54 times (including the 1986 World Championships).
Club Career : Played for VSZ Kosice 1976-80, Dukla Trencin 1980-82, VSZ Kosice 1982-89 and KalPa 1989-92.
Slap Shot
When a player takes his stick back and then quickly swings it forward, firing the puck towards the goal.
"Slap Shot"
A 1977 film comedy about a troubled ice hockey team, starring Paul Newman as Reggie Dunlop, the player-coach of the Charleston Chiefs. The movie was filmed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA at the Cambria County War Memorial. The film is famous for its trio of goons - known as the Hanson Brothers - Jeff, Steve and Jack. The Hanson Brothers were played in the film by brothers Jeff Carlson & Steve Carlson and David Hanson - all three were players for the Johnstown Jets at the time the film was made.
Slapshot, The
A UK hockey magazine that ran to 32 issues and was published 1984-87 by Gary Wilkie.
Slashing
i. Infraction - when a player uses his stick to strike or swing at an opponent.
ii. Officials' Signal - the official makes a chopping motion with the edge of one hand across the opposite forearm.
Slate, Ralph (- )
Creator of the Internet Hockey Database.
Slater, Cyril 'Sig' (1897- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1924 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Victorias 1922-24.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1924.
Slater, G (1968- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain
Slaughter, Paul (1973- )
Forward.
Club Career :
Played for Medway Bears 1990-95, Peterborough Pirates 1995-96, Peterborough Pirates & Stevenage Oilers 1996-97 and Invicta Dynamos 1997- .
Medals :
Won the English League 1991-92.
Won the English League Play-offs in 1992.
Slaughter, Steve (- )
Club Career : Played for Ayr Bruins 1984-85.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star defenceman 1985.
Slavashevskiy, Dimitriy (1969- )
Born in Minsk, Belarus, USSR. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Ireland in the 2004 World Championship Division III.
Slavia Prague (HC Slavia Praha) [web site Czech only]
Logo  HC Slavia Praha
Prague, Czech Republic. Established in 1900 as SK Slavia. Despite having some of the best Czech players on their books over the years, Slavia have not enjoyed the consistent success of their rivals Sparta Prague. Promoted to the Extraliga in its inaugural season of 1993-94, they have finished in 6th or 7th place and usually sit about half way down the table. 
Home ice : Zimni Stadion
Team colours : red, white & blue
General manager : Vladimir Ruzicka 
Head coach : Vladimir Ruzicka 
Team captain :  
All-time best players : Some of the famous former Slavia players include netminder Petr Briza, Richard Zemlicka, Vladimir Ruzicka, Geffert Ujcik.
Honours : Won the Czech Championship in 2003.
Retired jersey numbers : 
Sledge Hockey
See British Sledge Hockey Assosciation
Slegr, Jiri (1971- )
Born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. Defenceman. Vancouver Canucks 3rd pick (23rd overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia (Junior) 1988-91. Played for Czechoslovakia in the 1991 World Championships, the 1992 Olympics and the 1991 Canada Cup. Played for the Czech Republic in the 1997 & 1998 World Championships, the 1998 Olympics and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career :
Played for Vancouver Canucks & Hamilton Canucks 1992-93, Vancouver Canucks 1993-94, CH Litvinov & Vancouver Canucks & Edmonton Oilers 1994-95, Edmonton Oilers & Cape Breton Oilers 1995-96, CH Litvinov (one game) & Soldertalje SK 1996-97, Pittsburgh Penguins 1997-00, Pittsburgh Penguins & Atlanta Thrashers 2000-01, Atlanta Thrashers & Detroit Red Wings 2001-02, CH Litvinov & Avangard Omsk and Vancouver Canucks & Boston Bruins 2003- .
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) silver in 1988-89.
Won World Championship (Junior) bronze in 1989-90 & 1990-91.
Won Olympic bronze in 1992.
Won World Championship bronze in 1997 & 1998.
Won Olympic gold in 1998.
Won the Stanley Cup in 2002.
Honours : Won the World Championship (Junior) Best Defenceman Award in 1991 (Pool A).
Slew-footing
A North-American phrase which describes a player pushing his opponent backwards while pulling his feet from under him.  It can cause bad injuries and can be construed as a deliberate attempt to injure - if an incident is judged to be slew-footing it can result in severe punishment for the offender.
Slikas, Martynas (1977- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Lithuania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Slivchenko, Vadym (1970- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Slive, Frank (- ) 
Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1973-74.
Sljapnikov, Aleksandr (- )
International Career : Assistant coach for Estonia in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Sloan, Blake (1975- )
Right-wing. 
Club Career : Played for Houston Aeros 1997-98, Houston Aeros & Dallas Stars 1998-99 and Dallas Stars 1999- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1999.
Sloan, Tod (1927- )
Born in Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. Forward.
International Career :
Played for Canada in the 1962 World Championship.
Club Career :
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs & Pittsburgh Hornets 1947-49, Cleveland Barons 1949-50, Toronto Maple Leafs 1950-58, Chicago Blackhawks 1958-61 and Galt Terriers 1961-62.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1951 & 1961.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team centre 1955-56.
NHL All-Star Roster 1951, 1952 & 1956.
Slot
The area in front of the net, extending from the crease to the top of the face off circles.
Slot Man
An attacking player stationed 15 to 20 feet in front of goal.
Slough Harrier Hawks
Slough, Berkshire, England. Reserve team for Slough Jets.  Played in the English League in 1996-97.
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours :
Slough Ice Rink
Slough, Berkshire, England. Also known as The Ice Arena.
Home ice for : Slough Jets and Slough Harrier Hawks
Capacity : 1,500
Ice pad size : 184 feet x 85 feet
Slough Jets (1986-02)
Logo  Slough Jets Slough Jets IHC Badge/our thanks to Martin Harris
Slough, Berkshire, England. Founded in 1986. Played in British League Division One 1986-95, British League Premier Division 1995-96, British Premier League 1996-97 and British National League 1997-02.
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours : green & white; white, blue & red
Head coach : Joe Stefan, Charlie Colon 1998-99
Honours : Won the British National League 1998-99.
Won the Benson and Hedges Plate 1997.
Retired jersey numbers : 12 17 18 31
Slough Jets Norwich Union Cup Programme Cover - 3rd September 1988
Slough Jets [web site]
Logo  Slough Jets
Slough, Berkshire, England. Founded in 2002 by the Teal & White Limited. Played in English Premier League 2002- .
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours : red, white & blue
Affiliations included : London Racers
Head coach : Warren Rost 2002-05, Andy Hannah 2005-06, Steve Moria 2006-07
"Slough Jets - The First Five Years"
A booklet by Simon Potter, published in 1991.
Slough Junior Ice Hockey Club
Slough, Berkshire, England. A separate entity from the Slough Jets which operates junior levels of hockey in Slough.
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours :  
Slough Phantoms
Slough, Berkshire, England. Played in Women's Premier League in Great Britain.
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours : 
Slough Tornados [web site]
Slough, Berkshire, England. Recreational hockey team founded in 1990. Training and contact details available via the web site but normally the team trains on Sunday nights during the season and Thursday nights during the summer.
Home ice : The Ice Arena
Team colours : red, white & blue
Slovak Ice Hockey Hall of Fame [web site]

Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Founded in 2002.
Slovakia - Men's National Team
See Slovakia
Slovakian Championship
First contested in 1994.
Slovakian Ice Hockey Federation
Bratislava, Slovakia. Administer ice hockey in the Slovakian Republic and oversee the Slovakian Extraleague.
Vicor Spakovsky  -97
Dusan Pasek 1997-98
Slovakian League [web site]
Founded in 1993 - the first season was 1993-94. The top league in Slovakia is known as the West Extraliga, there are two other leagues 1.liga and 2.liga. There were 10 teams in the West Extraliga initially, it increased to 12 in the 1998-99 season and decreased to eight in the 1999-2000 season.
i. West Extraliga 1998-99 :  The league season was divided into two parts : the first part is the Zakladna cast (basic part) where the teams played each other once, home and away, to give each team a total of 22 matches. In the second part of the season the top six teams from the Zakladna cast played in the A-skupina, where the teams played each other twice, home and away, to give each team a total of 20 matches. Points obtained in Zakladna cast were retained. All six teams in A-skupina went into the play-offs. The bottom six teams from the Zakladna cast played in the B-skupina, together with the top two teams from the 1.liga, after their first 22 matches. B-skupina's eight teams played each other twice, home and away, to give each team a total of 28 matches. Points obtained in Zakladna cast were discarded. The top two teams in B-skupina went into the play-offs. The teams qualifying for the play-offs constituted the West Extraliga for the 1999-2000 season. The six teams left in B-skupina were relegated to the 1.liga for the 1999-2000 season.
ii. Play-offs 1999 : The play-offs started after the completion of A-skupina and B-skupina. Every round was played over three winning matches. The pairings were : 1st A-skupina - 2nd B-skupina, 2nd A-skupina - 1st B-skupina, 3rd A-skupina - 6th A-skupina, 4th A-skupina - 5th A-skupina.
iii. 1.liga 1998-99 : 12 teams. Two parts to the league. Basic part - the teams played each other once, home and away, to give each team a total of 22 matches. After that the two top teams joined B-skupina of West Extraliga.  The remaining 10 teams played each other once, home and away, to give each team a further 18 matches, to determine relegation rankings. The structure of 1.liga and 2.liga not finalised for 1999-2000.
iv. 2.liga 1998-99 : 12 teams.
Slovakiewicz, Jozef (1945- )
Born in Nowy Targ. Poland. Defenceman. 
International Career : Played 96 games (26 goals) for Poland between 1968 and 1974 (including the 1972 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for Podhale Nowy Targ.
Medals : Won the Polish Championship in 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 & 1976.
Slovan Bratislava (HC Slovan Bratislava)
Logo  HC Slovan Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia. Founded 1921 as CsSK Bratislava. Name changed to SK Bratislava in 1939, to Slovan in 1948, to Sokol NV in 1949, to Slovan CHZJD in 1953 and HC Slovan in 1993. Played in the European Hockey League in 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99. Play in the Slovakian Extraliga.
Home ice : ZS Ondreja Nepelu
Team colours : blue & white
Honours : Won the Spengler Cup in 1973-74 & 1974-75.
Won the Czechoslovakian Championship in 1979.
Won the Continental Cup in 2003-04.
Slovenia - Men's National Team
See Slovenia
Slovenian Championship

First contested in 1992.
Slovenian Oldtimers Hockey Association [web site]
Ljubljana, Slovenia. A recreational league. The league supports two old timer teams - Slovenija TRIM 35+ and Slovenija TRIM 45+. TRIM 35+ have participated in four World Cup for Oldtimers in Gothenburg (1992), Lillehamer (1994), Bled (1995) and Toronto (1996). TRIM 45+ won the IIHF World Cup (45+) at the 1995 tournament in Bled, Slovenija and also participated at Toronto (1996). Both teams are entered in the CARHJA tournament in Vancouver, Canada in 2000.
Slow Whistle
See Delayed Off-side
Slusarczyk, Artur (1977- )
Centre.
International Career : Played for Poland in the 1999 World Championship Pool B.
Sly, Darryl (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1960 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1960-61.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1960.

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